Sunday, May 21, 2017

Tom Hardy to Star in ‘Venom’


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Mr. Hardy has signed on to lead “Venom,” a 2018 Marvel movie connected to “Spider-Man: Homecoming.”

‘Alien: Covenant’ Is a Ho-Hum No. 1 at the Box Office


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“Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” came in second, while the teenage drama “Everything, Everything” was a respectable third.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Review: 4th ‘Wimpy Kid’ Has New Faces in a Familiar Story


By NEIL GENZLINGER via NYT Movies
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Greg and his brothers are dragged on a dreary road trip by their parents. You can probably guess the rest.

Why Were This Man’s Muscles Weak and His Body Covered With Pink Dots?


By LISA SANDERS, M.D. via NYT Magazine
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The neurologist thought one thing; the infectious-disease specialist another. Who was right?

Friday, May 19, 2017

Netflix Defends Strategy at Cannes: ‘The Culture Is Changing’


By RACHEL DONADIO via NYT Movies
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The company’s chief content officer, Ted Sarandos, says the festival knew full well that its competition titles might not get a theatrical release.

Review: A 20th-Century Woman Rethinking ‘The Commune’


By JEANNETTE CATSOULIS via NYT Movies
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Trine Dyrholm is “magnificent” as a woman buckling under the strain of her career and her marriage in Thomas Vinterberg’s latest film.

Review: ‘Paint It Black,’ Amber Tamblyn’s Portrait of Grief


By NEIL GENZLINGER via NYT Movies
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In this adaptation of Janet Fitch’s novel, two women react very differently to a suicide.

How the ‘Love Actually’ Reunion Came About


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The filmmaker had resisted calls for a sequel but was intrigued by the idea of doing a short for charity. Bill Nighy, Liam Neeson and others signed on.

Elinor Bunin Munroe, Whose Opening Titles Grabbed Film and TV Viewers, Dies


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Known for the film complex at Lincoln Center that bears her name, Ms. Munroe was an Emmy-winning graphic designer whose movie work included “The Producers.”

Review: ‘The Woman Who Left’ Is an Epic, Intimate Tale of Injustice


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From the modern Philippines, Lav Diaz’s haunting and pessimistic take on a Tolstoy story.

Review: In ‘Hell on Earth,’ Horrors From the Syrian War


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The journalist Sebastian Junger and the documentarian Nick Quested examine the causes and repercussions of a brutal conflict.

Review: ‘Everything, Everything’ Pits Love Against Disease


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Amandla Stenberg plays a teenager with an immune system disorder who falls for the boy next door, and risks everything.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Review: ‘Abacus: Small Enough to Jail,’ a Classic Underdog Tale


By BEN KENIGSBERG via NYT Movies
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The only United States bank indicted on a charge of mortgage fraud after the 2008 economic crisis? A small one in Chinatown, founded and run by an immigrant family.

‘We Choose Each Other Over and Over Because We Want to’: Readers Share Their Open-Marriage Stories


By JEANNIE CHOI via NYT Magazine
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More than 300 readers weighed in on whether an open marriage is a happier marriage based on their personal experience.

The Self-Medicating Animal


By MOISES VELASQUEZ-MANOFF via NYT Magazine
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What can we learn from chimps and sheep and maybe even insects that practice medicine on themselves?

Review: ‘Icaros: A Vision’ Offers a Surreal Portal to Healing in the Jungle


By NEIL GENZLINGER via NYT Movies
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In Peru, a woman confronts her illness and fears with help from medicinal plants.

Review: Three Must Become Two in ‘The Survivalist’


By JEANNETTE CATSOULIS via NYT Movies
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Stephen Fingleton wrote and directed this impressively lean story, centering on a man coping amid the fallout of an unexplained catastrophe.

Cannes Rolls Out the Red Carpet (Now With Metal Detectors)


By MANOHLA DARGIS via NYT Movies
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The Cannes Film Festival celebrates its 70th year with glamour, movie stars and increased security.

Review: Bryan Cranston Is a Dad in Suburban Exile in ‘Wakefield’


By A. O. SCOTT via NYT Movies
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A man indulges a fantasy to escape his routine by camping out in a storage room above his garage and observing his own absence.

Review: ‘Legion of Brothers’ on Secret Missions in Afghanistan


By KEN JAWOROWSKI via NYT Movies
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This documentary tells the stories of Green Berets who were sent to topple the Taliban immediately after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Women Face Long Odds at U.S. Film Festivals, Study Finds


By STEPHANIE GOODMAN via NYT Movies
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A report looking at Sundance, Telluride and other festivals discovered that programmers chose features by men three times as often as those by women.

When the Lab Rat Is a Snake


By DANIEL ENGBER via NYT Magazine
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Why Burmese pythons may be the best way to study diabetes, heart disease and the protective effects of gastric-bypass surgery in humans.

At Cannes, le Booing Isn’t Just Reserved for Bad Films


By NICOLAS RAPOLD via NYT Movies
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Sometimes the jeering means the movie is provocative. Sometimes it’s a comment on the festival’s decisions. And sometimes the picture is plain awful.